Hi. My name is Howard and I am a Balsamic Addict.
It’s true. I love to find things to pour balsamic vinegar on top of. My latest are semi-firm nectarines, onto which I drizzle some balsamic and some shaved sottocenere (an Italian cheese sprinkled throughout with truffles). The sweet/tart flavor of the nectarine pops even further with the addition of the vinegar…but not just any vinegar.
This summertime treat would probably work on some level with your ‘everyday balsamic’ from the local supermarket, but what it cries out for is a richer, thicker product with some mellowness…enter Villa Mandori.
This vinegar is handcrafted in small batches, and aged down to a rich, dark syrup. It’s mellow, and slightly sweet, and perfect for just about any finishing. I drizzle it on top of grilled meat and chicken. I dip wedges of Grana in it. Heck, sometimes I just put a bit on a spoon and have at it!
Chefs love this stuff, and so will you. Best part? Check the price!
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